Newark is located in northeast New Jersey. Newark is part of Essex County. Newark has 24.19 square miles of land area and 1.92 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Newark population is 278,750, which has grown 1.90% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 5.47% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Newark median household income is $34,012 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 26.38% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 30.67% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Newark median house value is $229,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 92.94% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 87.30% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Newark is worse than the state average in quality. The Newark area codes are 201, 732, 862, 908, 973.